City were unable to rubber stamp a second place finish after playing out a dismal goalless draw at Swansea.
There were premature sobs of dejection in the away end on City’s only other visit to the Liberty Stadium in March 2012 but tears of boredom were more likely this time after a drab encounter in South Wales.
A monotonous match was only punctuated by a couple of penalty appeals and half-chances for both sides in a game between teams who looked like they have very little to lose - or gain for that matter.
Edin Dzeko spurned City’s best chance with a botched volley in the final minutes.Read full match report
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